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>> and i have the right to petition the courts if the don't agree with a law. we are not going to all agree with every law that is passed. i don't agree with the laws that restrict contraception use now being put forth in different states around the country. i feel like those infringe on my rights as well. >> nothing infringes on your rights. >> you don't have to work at hobby lobby. economicception is an check issue for many women. >> this is about forcing the employer to give it to you for free. >> happy new. >> sean: and we continue to monitor here on the fox news channel america on the brink. the latest on the fiscal cliff. let not your heart be troubled. that is all the time we have left but greta is standing by >> the o'reilly factor is on. tonight: >> somewhat like taking your child hostage and saying to somebody else i'm going to shoot my child if you don't do what i want done. >> as the country moves closer to going over the fiscal cliff, the partisan rhetoric reaches new lows. can washington hammer out a deal before it's too late. the american people should be outrage
in a couple of days, the losses of every american's paycheck will get a lot smaller. -- the law assays that every american's paycheck will get a little smaller. but congress can prevent it from happening, if they act now. we may be able to reach an agreement that can pass both houses in time. but if an agreement is not reached on time, then i will urge the senate to hold an upward bound to vote on a basic package that protects the middle class from an income tax hike, extends vital unemployment insurance for americans looking for a job, and lays the groundwork for future progress. such a proposal could pass both houses with bipartisan majorities, as long as these leaders allow to come to a vote. if they still want to vote no, that is their prerogative. but they should let everybody else vote as well. that is the way this is supposed to work. we cannot afford a politically self-inflicted wound to our economy. the economy is growing. the folks you sent to washington have to do their jobs. the housing market is healing, but that could stall if folks are seeing smaller paychecks. unemploym
ramps. soon after president obama reacted to the compromise bill. >> under this law, more than 98% of americans and 97% of small businesses will not see their income taxes go up. millions of families will have continued to receive tax credits to help raise their kids and send them to college. companies will continue to receive tax credits for the research they do, the investments they make and the clean energy jobs that they create. and 2 million americans who are out of work but out there looking, pounding the pavement every day, are going to continue to receive unemployment benefits as long as they're actively looking for a job. i am very open to compromise. i agree with democrats and republicans that the aging population and the rising cost of health care makes medicare the biggest contributor to our deficit. i believe we've got to find ways to reform that program without hurting seniors who count on it to survive. and i believe that there's further unnecessary spending in government that we can eliminate. but we can't simply cut our way to prosperity. i will not have another d
is not safe. this is a unique example, but this is against the law. so something that people shouldn't do. >> reporter: now investigators with the cecil county sheriff office want you to call if you were in the area in elkton of ajs court and they are hoping to get more information from witnesses. the number is 410-392-2117. linda so, abc2 news. >> thank you. >>> the 2013 session begins in annapolis one week from today. one of the hot items for debate could be legalizing marijuana. bills that would have legalized the drug for medical use stalled in annapolis in each of the past two years. state officials have said they are concerned that marijuana is illegal under federal law. supporters argue the feds have not interfered with colorado's state run marijuana program. >>> making news around the nation, a sledding accident caught on camera. a man slide over a partially frozen lake in california breaking through the ice. several people tried to help him out throwing ropes and inner tubes his way. but they started to fall through the ice as well. everyone was rescued and the lake has been shut
toll hike in 2014. >> meanwhile in maryland a new law allows same-sex marriage to marry legally in the state. >> scott and jason were the first same-sex couple to apply for a marriage license. they rang in the new year in a low-key but joyful way. after 13 years the big day has come. >> i'm nervous but i'm really excited. absolutely, just beside myself. >> we just wanted to be treated like anybody else so we're sell brailting with everybody in the state today. >> the couple held a ceremony eight years ago but today they welcome friends into their home for a legal wedding. >> they are two wonderful people and to see that, to be apart of this it is so special. >> they weren't the first though. at 12:30 this morning seven same-sex couples tied the knot at city hall. >> this is the happiest i've ever been. >> the mayoro efficient crated. >> there are so many people who have the chance to have the life they wanted. >> maryland passed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage and today, the first vows. >> because of you i laugh i smile, i dare to dream. >>
now!" >> the nays are 8. the bill as amended is passed. >> today's agreement, the law will remain in place as long as i'm president rid the deficit needs to be produced in a way that is balanced. everyone pays their fair share. everyone does their part. that is our economy works best. >> after much drama, the so- called fiscal cliff has been averted for now. we will look at what is in the senate approved by the house late last night. we will speak with economist juliet schor. after years of extreme weather, will 2013 be year zero in the battle over climate change? >> we're closer now them have ever been to what we need to do. i think we peeled away the layers of the onion and have gotten to the heart of things. as of tonight, we're going after the fossil fuel industries. [applause] >> will host a discussion between bill mckibben, founder of 350.org, and journalist christian parenti. he is author of "tropic of chaos: climate change and the new geography of violence." >> if the government allowed the epa too what it must do, raise the price of burning fossil fuels, that would help d
the government and law enforcement officers could read your e-mails. and they won't need your permission. so what are your rights and what do you need to know. nice to see you. >> it is early. >> yes, it is early. >> all of this started with a bill that would give people a right to post on facebook which videos they were watching. >> what happened is way back in 1986 they were supposed to protect everyone. then in 1988 you had the video protection act. here's what the problem is those bills were passed during the reagan administration. the way we store the way we use information has vastly changed. the process was we would update this film congress says this we would have something that is a little more consumer friendly to address our present day usage and needs. did it happen did it not in some prerespects it did some it did not. e-mails over 6 months old they are considered abandoned. what does that mean? the government doesn't need probable cause they don't need they send a request saying we are conducting a little investigation give up the information and as a result of that these third part
but windy. a balmy 81 in miami. >> sounds nice. >> coming up the new laws that hit the books when the strucloc struck midnight. >>> how did your 401(k) do for the year the report card is straight ahead. >>> plus, is it the end of a pop era? we'll tell you that you might have heard the last of "gangnam style." ♪ >>> welcome back. it was a good finish for the year on wall street. the dow had its best new year's ever session gaining 166 points and ending the year up 7.3%. the nasdaq picked up 59 points. it soared 16% this past year. investors were encouraged by signs of a deal on the fiscal cliff talks and we will know later today if that happened for sure. >>> gasoline prices, also soared this past year to their highest ever. aaa says the average price is $3.29 a gallon. that is less than the two cents higher than it was a year ago. but gas was 65 cents a gallon more last april, almost $4, the low came 12 days ago. >>> and the new year brings a standoff over health care coverage. the craft store chain hobby lobby could face fines as much as $1.3 million a day starting today in a b
and better from my perspective, he's not the nominee to begin with. >> rush limbaugh did call a law student a slut and a prostitute for wanting to have insurance covered for her contraception. i presume you wouldn't view what as absurd or entertaining, you'd view that as pretty offensive. >> of course not. of course, as i said before. i want to spend my time talking about how we can grow the economy. what i'd like to talk about which is offensive, which is governor romney out there for almost a year telling the people in the republican primary that he never advocated that romneycare would be a federal model, that he never advocated for an individual mandate that government at the federal level require people to buy insurance. now we find on several occasions just in the past week article after article, interview after interview where governor romney did just that in 2009. now, to me that's offensive. >> is he a liar then? >> well, this goes to the snobbish issue, which is he clearly did not tell the truth, that you don't necessarily go and, you know, accuse the person on a personal level, y
. they have passed only 219 bills into law making it 100 bills behind the 104th congress who until now has been the most do-nothing of the do-nothing congress congresses. with this, it is no problem to predict the answer to howie mandel's question, no deal. soon to be ex-congressman jason altmeyer who is leaving the establishment. >> good to be here. >> can you tell us, since you are soon to leave that building why your colleagues cannot come to a deal on this issue? >> if you look at the political structure in washington, it is divided government and that is what american people vote for most of the time, and you have a house leadership in particular that has a conference that they represent that is almost evenly split between hard-line conservative tea party-type members and more pro business and anti-tax, and i would say more thoughtful members on issues like this, and then of course, the president sitting down at the other end of pennsylvania avenue, and on the senate, it looks like they are starting to work together better than we are in the house, and that is where the deal will be s
of becoming law. that is what i said back on july 25. we allow that vote and i said we knew it did not pass constitutional muster and that democrats would proceed to a revenue bill that originated in the house as the constitution requires if they were serious and as i called on them to do last week. the so-called senate bill is no more than a glorified sense of the senate revolution. let's put that talking point aside. host: mitch mcconnell -- or is a story from politico.com, "why they will not go over the cliff." "they see an advantage in negotiating with republicans that will feel free not to raise taxes once the rates have gone out. the president is pulling in the mid 50's. there is still time for the dynamic to shift. speed banner will stress the house has passed legislation to avert the entire fiscal cliff. there is an ad we want to point out in "the new york times" and "the washington post." together" rds "come as a way to send a message to congress. "the struggle of today is for a vast future also." the words of abraham lincoln. jim from georgia on the republican line. caller: thank
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into law have failed anyway if you hadn't? >> there is no question but that a number of places where we went in and invest it, we were investing in an enterprise that was in trouble. with the future was very much in doubt for it and we invested in one business that lost 50 or $60 million more the year before we invested and a lot of people didn't want to touch it. we were able to go in there with the current management team, helped get the business back on track. the managers' training but they were able to turn it around as a success and it is still around today doing quite well. provides jobs for a lot of people. the idea that somehow making a business profitable is different than helping people is really a foreign idea because the whole american free enterprise system is associated with creating success, making business is profitable. they can hire more people and growth. every investment that i made while i was responsible for an investment firm, every investment was designed to help the business grow and to become more successful. >> up next, one of my most frustrating interviews.
. for some states, it's a day that a series of new laws are going to take effect. let me get you clued in here. in california, talking more than 800 new laws, including one requiring apartments and condos to install carbon monoxide detectors. separately, employers will no longer be able to ask job applicants for log ins to social media accounts, such as facebook and twitter. and the increase between 28 cents and 37 cents per hour affects more than 1 million low-income earners. thanks to laws that have lower minimum wage to keep price. and the price of stamps is set to go up? e, again, by a penny, on january 27th, which brings the price of sending first-class mail to 46 cents. >>> well, the senate has also approved a five-year extension of the foreign intelligence surveillance act allowinging the government to eavesdrop on overseas phone calls and e-mails from potential terrorists. they say it's protected us from more attacks like 9/11. others argue the bill could be abused. the bill is being sent to president obama and he is expected to sign it. >>> and the state's same-sex marriage la
to begin with. >> rush limbaugh did call a law student a prostitute for wanting to have insurance cover for her contraception and i presume you wouldn't be that as either entertaining. >> of course, not. as i said before. again, and i am not going to stand -- i don't want to spend my time talking about how we can grow the economy. what i would like to talk about it is governor romney out there for almost a year telling the people that republican primary that he never advocated that romney care would be a federal model. he never advocated for an individual mandate that a government that the federal level require people to buy insurance. and now we find on several occasions in the past week article after article, interview after interview where governor romney tested that in 2009. to me that is offensive. >> is he a liar then? >> this goes to the snobbish issue, which is she clearly did not tell the truth. you don't necessarily go and accuse the person on a personal level. you describe the action. i did and accurately described governor romney did not tell the truth to the republicans at
governor rick snyder has signed into law a measure allowing michigan areas to declare bankruptcy or fall under the control of an unelected emergency manager enabled to fire public officials and nullify union contracts. state republicans approved it this month after voters repealed a similar initiative on election day. despite reimposing a measure that was rejected by popular vote, governor snyder said -- was among a number of controversial bills recently advanced by state republicans in michigan before their majority declines with a new legislative session next month. the chicago teachers union has filed a lawsuit accusing a city of discriminating against african-american teachers and staff through its effort to reform or shut down local schools. the federal suit says more than half of the tenured teachers who lost their jobs in the most recent wave of school closings were african-american, despite african-americans comprising just 30% of tenured teachers overall and 35% in the underperforming schools that wound up -- wind up being closed. the teachers' union is seeking an injunction to
interaction with our country are to violate our laws or at best to completely ignore them. are we running the risk of inculcating a culture of lawlessness? i'd certainly like to have your thoughts on how we can avoid this problem and solve this issue by not only strengthening our country, but hopefully avoiding further demise. >> well, i think whatever way we define immigration has to include control of the border and has to include some kind of worker permit system which is actually rigorously enforced. that is i happen to think you're going to ultimately end up with some kind of system that has people who are resident but not citizen and who have a work permit but are not on a path to citizenship, because i think that's a matter of -- at some point, you've got to be practical about what is doable. but i think it's very important to insure as you build that that you're actually going to enforce the law. and i don't blame people who show up here. if we refuse to control the border and we refuse to identify who you are and we refuse to police ourselves and we refuse to do anything if we fi
-bye to the safest air travel ever, and we say hello to over 400 new laws. "early today" starts right now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for tuesday, january 1st, 2013. >>> good morning, on this first day of january, i'm bill karins. now it's all up to the house today. they're expected to take up a senate measure approved just hours after midnight and it's halting an enormous tax hike for all but the wealthiest of americans from taking effect. nbc's steve handelsman has all the latest details from capitol hill where it's been a very long night. good morning and happy new year to you, steve. >> reporter: bill, thanks. up here on capitol hill, members of both political parties who badly want these middle class taxes rolled back fast, quote, what the senate did this morning makes it easier for house republicans to follow suit. it was a rare bipartisan senate vote. 89-8. two hours after america went off the fiscal cliff. >> happy new year. >> reporter: vice president biden came to the capitol to sell the fix. he worked out with gop leader mitch mcconnell who spoke for senate republicans
new laws. good morning on this first day of january and a happy wonderful new year to you all. i'm bill karins. >>> now it's all up to the house. they're expected to take up a senate measure approved just hours after midnight aimed at halting an enormous tax hike for all but the wealthiest of americans from taking effect. the final vote was 89 in favor of the deal with 8 no-votes coming from three democrats and five republicans. nbc's steve handelsman has the latest details from capitol hill. steve? good morning and happy new year to you. >> reporter: bill, thanks, good morning on capitol hill. members of both political parties who badly want these middle class taxes rolled back fast hope what the senate did this morning makes it easier for house republicans to follow suit. it was a rare bipartisan vote, 89-8. two hours after america went off the fiscal cliff, vice president biden came to the capitol to sell the fix he worked out with gop leader mitch mcconnell who spoke for senate republicans. >> we don't think taxes should be going up on anyone. but we all knew if we did nothin
on the new health care laws. hobby lobby, a crafts store chain, says it will not provide workers with health insurance that covers emergency contraception. now, this could mean fines of as much as $1.3 million per day starting today. hobby lobby is owned by a conservative christian family that feels that certain types of contraception violate their beliefs. >>> less than 24 hours for the nfl's regular season to end before seven coaches got walking papers. wow, that's a harsh new year. the list includes andy reid of philadelphia, lovie smith of chicago. the browns let go pat shermer. and the chargers dismissing norv turner. other nfl casualties, romeo cornell in kansas city and ken whisenhunt in arizona. my goodness gracious. >> not as bad as 2009. ten coaches were let go. >> the pressure is crazy on these guys. >> lovie smith had a 10-6 season, barely missed the playoffs. >>> familiar face returning to tv today. espn's hanna storm was hurt in a propane fire and suffered second degree burns on her chest and hands and she lost her eyebrows and eye lashes. roughly half her hair, as well. she's
investigated by washington, d.c. police. cops want to know if he violated d.c. gun laws. the reason is this exchange sunday between gregory and the executive vice president of the national rifle association, wayne lapierre. watch. >> here is a magazine for ammunition that carries 30 bullets. isn't it possible that if we got rid of these, if we replace them and said, you can only have a magazine that carries five bullets or ten bullets, isn't it just possible that we could reduce the carnage in a situation like newtown. >> i don't believe that's going to make one difference. >> police want to know whether the 30-round magazine gregory displayed was real or fake. because possessing a large capacity ammunition device is illegal in the district of columbia, where nbc studios are located. even if it is not attached to the weapon. now, police department spokesperson said nbc asked if it could use the high capacity magazine on air, and it was told no. the network has not responded to cnn's request for comment. >>> next, celebrities who are putting the spotlight on giving. see how actor mat
of new laws. since you need to know, we're going to tell you where you can no longer let pigs loose or sell a shark fin. some of those unusual -- >> about here in the studio? i thought they banned that years ago. >> figuratively. >> we have in fact gone over the fiscal cliff. but lawmakers are working through the night on a deal to cancel the tax increases and spending cuts before they take effect. >> top republican leaders in the house say they'll vote on the agreement soon, and it could be on the president's desk in a day or two. we're now joined by karen travers in washington. hi, karen. >> reporter: good morning. it's after midnight and while we technically have gone over the fiscal cliff, some last minute arm twisting and negotiations may have provided a parachute. don't start popping the champagne just yet. after days of intense negotiations, the white house and senate republicans reached a deal. vice president biden went up to capitol hill to sell it to senate democrats. >> do you have a deal? >> happy new year. >> reporter: biden swooped in at the 11th hour to hammer out a w
be signed into law because the senate would not do that bill. in so doing, they took up valuable time from other legislative priorities and cbs news reports that these votes to consistently always trying to repeal health care, those votes, mr. speaker, cost the american taxpayer almost $50 million. for over a year and a half and unproductive governing failed to provide solutions to the american people and coming out of the november elections, our mandate was clear. the american people demanded an end to the political theater and the dangerous legislative games. they demanded that we finally get to work and solve the looming fiscal cliff in a balanced, responsible and bipartisan way. in the middle of last july all other members sent a letter to the speaker asking that we begin in july to find a solution to the fiscal cliff and sequestration. we call for a bipartisan approach and something we could get finished before the august recess so that we could spare the americans and other people in the world and financial markets the worry that we have put them through. we got our answer tonight. s
, epa was created. nixon signed it into law. it was a completely different atmosphere when i first got here in 1976. we had 295 democrats. i mean, you know, it was 2-1 over the republicans. so -- >> reporter: whatm>fy is your diagnosis of why things have changed. >> since newt gingrich became speaker, this place has been very competitive and both sides want to be in control. and because of that, there is -- and the country's split. the country, a lot of people out there who are fiscally conservative, others like myself believe in the short term we've got to do more, do infrastructure, things to get this economy moving ahead and that will reduce the deficit. that will lower unemployment and do positive things for the country. >> reporter: genuine -- >> the problem with the republicans they believe their rhetoric. i guess -- i guess some of us democrats believe our rhetoric. i'm a paul krugman devotee. austerity hasn't worked. we need more h1gstimulus. >> reporter: serendipity that i bumped into you. we don't get to hear what really goes on in the house gym. this is good scoop. >> absolu
price. >> we have that with current epa. >> with the current epa laws. >> it's a de-facto to us. >> let's say we have that. what does that do to growth? what does that do to -- is that compatible with the continued growth of the american economy because the problem is, with juliet, what you said before, countries take a huge economic nosedive. the problem in selling it is precisely going around and telling people, hey, great news. we're going to tank the economy. >> i am actually a technology ee van gentlem evangelist. i think an economy with bright innovators, which happens to be the case with the united states, i think you can effective do what germany has done and actually having a high tax is not a problem, right? one of the central political problems in the united states is you have to raise tax revenue. why not raise tax revenue from a part of the economy where you want to discourage activity and use that for education. >> the private sector is sitting on more uninvested cash. this is not stock, not money given to owners. >> firms sitting on cash waiting to invest. they are waitin
does that and if it becomes law, it provides certainty to our tax code which would help our economy. yet mr. speaker, we also know a certainty it fails to address the mortal threat facing our country, uncontrolled spending. it fails to reflect the balanced approach that was advocated by our president. so we find ourselves again with a bill that reflects not financial wisdom, but the seductive spirit that pervades this town. >> we're going into a new year as the first generation who did not ask the question what can we do, what can we sacrifice to make future generations have a better life than we have. instead, we ask how much can we eek up taxes a little bit so that we can keep spending, 58 cents, to get a dollar's worth of wasteful bloated government. so that our children and grandchildren can pay 42 cents of every dollar that we waste on ourselves. is that any way to start the new year? we're taking up a bill that will not do anything to cut spending. i'm embarrassed for this generation. >> clearly a lot of dissatisfaction on capitol hill. no matter what goes down there today, yo
$8 for a gallon of milk . ♪ ♪ [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >> dave: brand new report on the tiror attack in libya placing blame on the state department and white house for not bringing enough security. president obama assured people that those responsible are held accountable. >> after the attack in bing beng is their need more accountabilitiment >> my message to the state department is very simple. we are going to solve this and be defensive about it and pretend it was not a problem. it was a huge problem and we will implement every single recommendation that is put forward. >> dave: but some of those employees are on the pay roll. they reassigned . republican strategist michael barnes and christy sesser. good morning to you. is this enough the explanation of how things w
of these people trying to leave the in-laws house. >> rick: we learned the other day that gretchen loves her in-laws. >> gretchen: exactly, because there was a study and the mother-in-law takes the hit. >> rick: there must be a few people who say i can only handle three days of her. i can't go home -- >> gretchen: are you going to help them out. >> rick: you might have to spend four or five days there, get ready. find some way tie a break. there will be really big storms. >> gretchen: let's talk about this morning with an extreme weather alert. deadly storm system that slammed the midwest, snow and tornadoes heading northeast this morning. >> oh, my god, look. that's a tornado. oh, wow. oh, jesus, look at that tornado. >> gretchen: so that tornado spotted in mobile, alabama. am i saying that correctly? >> rick: yeah. mobile. >> gretchen: okay, good. one of the hardest hit cities, tens of thousands of people there waking up the day after christmas now without power. >> when it calmed down, we looked and everything seemed green, like it was popping off transformers left and right. we heard a noise. i
to serve. i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. advil pm® or tylenol pm. the advil pm® guy is spending less time lying awake with annoying aches and pains and more time asleep. advil pm®. the difference is a better night's sleep. patrick dempsy has a strong tie to the city. wish him luck. back to you. >> clayton: lack of security. and so we thought according to the new york post security officials that were sacked after the release of the benghazi report are still on the government's pay roll and will be back to school with work. here is the reaction lieutenant cornel tony schafer. when you heard the report that came out around christmas, what did you think? it is an extended montyepython skit. the idea here is that these people are not held accountable . this is but one more layier clayton of regarding the whole ben
are disenfranchised by new sets of law, but just a decade before two decades before your something like 1500 african-americans serving across the country at various levels is local, state and federal offices. 14 congressmen, two senators, lieutenant governors. it's really powerful. for the kenai tremendous opportunity and promise in the future and so much changes so quickly. it makes me think about her own moment and wonder how fragile is progress. >> when i was at the newberry, i was looking for michelle obama's ancestors. one other thing as kerry says whether i could find out who is the first person in the family to vote. it was a hopeless quest. but i was in the newberry library, a lovely library in chicago and i stumbled across a book that had voter registrations from the 1860s from north carolina. and i look do not book and no jumpers. and i thought it my father, he's from north carolina. otherwise, my great great great grandfather, who in 1867 40 years old, two years free registered to vote. he was approved as a voter.
you do anything, a law, with a carbon tax or a cap-and-trade program or through some other mechanism that can actually give people a sense of what our tech choices are instead of having people say maybe scientists have something in an act or not unceremoniously. small steps to provide us with opportunities to change the dialogue. >> we at "usa today" gallup poll that came back on monday. a third of republicans, not a nurse when they asked their ideology call themselves moderates or liberals. a third of the party. in this particular poll for the first time, republicans lost enthusiasm advantage in the presidential race in the reason was because declining enthusiasm. so there's not a republican in washington who describe themselves as a moderate or liberal, but the third of republicans in the country do. >> just to allays this point, rahm emanuel i say the republican party steeply provided to turn this small government land and no government land. there is a truth that not far. i am told we are now at our time. i want mickey to come back with a few closing comments. a part of this but
into law. if you're among republicans is if you reach an agreement now and agree to tax increases, the spending cuts will get undone or never will be followed through on. that's one of the things that has held back talks, because republicans are skeptical that democrats will follow through. host: charles is on the independent line from colorado. caller: good morning, steve. i listened to it the myopic dogma in this segment over and over. the only people i can blame on this are the american people. the people who sit here and listen to these guys that are extremists and and they vote him into office -- them into office. i hear people say let's get rid of epa. if you look at how much epa takes out of our budget, that's like worrying about nothing gary people need to turn off the tv and start studying more. crack some books. look at economic spirit trickle-down economics does not work. name a country where it has worked? maybe estonia. but it's not working in greece. i heard a great saying that says when time gets tough, everyone is a keynesian. turn off the tv. not c-span of course.
to be signed into law this is seen as retaliation for a new u.s. law that imposes travel and economic restrictions on human rights abusers in russia. >>> it was a black christmas? initial holiday numbers not very good. a report from master card said holiday sales growth slowed by more than half this year, and the weakest holiday shopping season since 2008. the report said shoppers were not in a subpoenai inspending m of the fiscal cliff threat and hurricane sandy. >>> box office gold for les miserables. it blew away all expectations. raking in $18 million on opening day. strong number one. and number two, jangle on chains, starring jamie fox and leonardo decap icaprio. and then the hob bot, parental guidance and jack reacher. >>> in the next half hour, we'll preview some of the top picks with christopher john farley of speak easy. "the wall street journal's" culture website. we'll look ahead to the movies. >>> ahead on "starting point," we showed you the winter weather in some parts of the country. the other danger? tornadoes. a man rolling the camera as he started to steer his family
the law, doctors and hospitals pushed back and said wait a minute, we need this compensation. therefore, we postponed it. every year we postponed, we had to come up with it from other sources. it is another one like field her native -- it is another one like the alternative minimum tax that has haunted us year in and year out. otherwise, what would have happened is, starting today, doctors and hospitals would have seen a reduction in their reimbursement by 20%. across the nation, many doctors and hospitals would have said we no longer can afford to treat these patients, and the americans who depend on medicare would have had fewer choices for treatment. we have resolved this for one year. another thing we have done that is critically important is extend unemployment benefits for one year. two million americans would have lost their unemployment benefits this morning as a result of this fiscal cliff if we had not taken action. it means an awful lot in illinois. we have literally tens of thousands in my own state that face the same basic problem. these are people who have been out of work
, won't be over it very long, you know the way washington works. two weeks in they can pass a law retroactively and roll back the tax things but doesn't appear someh somehow new year's eve and january 1st scares these guys into doing anything. >> the grand bargain of tax reform seems a distant thought. whether it comes before or after, how do you think they will do a deal? >> reporter: it appears the white house has made a decision they won't try for a big deal anymore. whether that's a good political idea or not, we'll see. they could try to do one more big deal, try to see if politically they get the republicans to either say yes to them or refuse them one more time in trying to gain higher political ground. at this point, they seem to be convinced the republicans aren't going to work with them so try to come up with a quote minimal deal creating that line at $250,000 in income and trying to extend those tax rates and basically postpone the fight until february. peter brought up the debt ceiling, secretary geithner said we have hit it essentially. they can move money around and
in afghanistan that works on police training for the afghan forces. he worked in law enforcement and was a u.s. military veteran. suzanne. >> all right. condolences to his family. thank you, barbara. appreciate it. >>> it is hard to believe, but 2013 less than a week away. we're going to look back at all the science breakthroughs of the last year coming up. ♪ everybody well don't you know it's me now? ♪ ♪ yeah who's it, who's it huh? ♪ ♪ willy's back with a brand new beat now, ♪ ♪ yeah doin' it doin' it up! ♪ heyyy yeah, tryin' to bite my style! ♪ ♪ heyyy yeah, how you like me now? ♪ ♪ na na na na na na na na ♪ and everybody go uh! campbell's has 24 new soups that will make it drop over, and over again. ♪ from jammin' jerk chicken, to creamy gouda bisque. see what's new from campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. >>> starbucks is now pushing politicians to avoid the massive spending cuts due to go into effect six dames from now. the ceo is asking employees at the d.c. area stores to write "come together" on their coffee cups tomorrow and friday. in a letter to
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